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For the past two years I’ve failed to send out Christmas cards. I’d like to be able to tell ya that it’s ’cause I’m trying to be green or frugal. But no. It’s just plain slackness on my part.
But it is nice to know…
that Santa is setting a good example for us all…
by driving a cute little fuel efficient car while we barrel down the road in our American-made-with-no-bail-out-money truck.
You rock Santa.
So friends and family, old and new, please accept this glad tiding post in lieu of a traditional Christmas card.
I’ll try harder next year.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!!
Before you go, since we’re talking green and everything, what do you do with old Christmas cards? Do you make cute ornaments out of them? Do you frame ’em up all purty and nice? Do you build a fire, have s’mores and call it a year? Do tell.
I don’t do Christmas cards either. Maybe someday:) I put the cards we get in our tree. I usually save the ones with photos and toss the rest.
I usually hang the regular cards we get on the mantle (where they really do add a festive touch!), and put the photo cards on the fridge. After Christmas, the paper cards are chunked but we keep the photos.
I always think I’m going to make photo cards, especially since I so enjoy getting them, but I’ve yet to do it. And it’s definitely slackness on my part, I’m not particularly green.
Sometimes I cut old cards to make gift tags. Especially if the scene is something that can be cut into little scene-lets. Hmmmm…new word for the dictionary.
I also trim cards (Christmas and otherwise) to add color to scrapbooking pages.
People used to trim them to appropriate size and sew them together into festive Christmas bowls.
That ornament photo is gorgeous!
I just dumped all my old Christmas cards into trash. This is why I’m telling all my friends to not send me any paper christmas card, and I prefer to receive e-cards.
Found you on Twitter. I haven’t sent Christmas cards in years. And sad to say, the ones I get go in the trash after Christmas is over.
I always save them to use for Christmas crafts…the teacher in me won’t let me throw them out! I place the photos in a ribbon display board so our family can enjoy them all year long.
I have to admit that I have every card that has been sent us for the past 20 or so years. I have been know to sit and read through the box of them and am amazed at how some take you back in time. Some senders no longer are alive and some have grown older and grayer. But all in all it is a good way to walk back through a lifetime as so many cards have handwritten notes in them that bring back fond memories.
Amy’s father and I started a tradition about cards a long time ago when he forgot to sign a birthday card he gave me. I told him he could save this one and give it to me next year. Which he did. Now, he has his card file and I have mine and we have given the same card time and again along a with a new one every year or so. This goes for birthdays, anniversaries and Valentine cards. And at our age it is good to know that we still know where we keep our files. (after moving 20 times in 43 years it’s a feat in itself to be able to find the file folder.) It’s our inside joke and we have enjoyed many laughs over something so simple.
Who knows, maybe we could somehow send the cards back to the sender and then the next year they send it back with a new note written and see how many years the cards is passed back and forth.
Ya’ll have a Merry Christmas and a prosperious New Year.
I sometimes use the fronts of the cards as gift tags for presents the next year.
For the past few years we’ve shared them with our homeschool group. We cut off the front of the Christmas cards and paste them onto construction paper to make new cards to give to nursing home residents. I’ve also used them to make cute crafts. But the smiling faces of the nursing home residents make that my favorite way to reuse them.
I save all the photo cards because they are generally family members. Other cards I will save for a couple of years then eventually toss. If I had kept all the cards, like Amy’s Mom, from our 37 years of marriage I would have some neat vintage cards to display at Christmas. Hindsight is always 20/20. I do have a vintage card found at a flea market of Santa and the elves working on an antique car. Since my husband is a gear head (translation: car nut) it is framed and displayed year round.
Dear Amy, I am the Santa in the picture along with my granddaughter. I love the shot and actually was coming back from being a Santa’s Helper at the GHS Cookies with Santa at the Patewood campus. I saw you bringing your camera back in the car and rolling up your window when you passed. I have definitely gotten lots of responses when I drive by but this is the first Blog that I can remember! I hope you and your family have a Blessed and Merry Christmas! HO HO HO!
BTW, Deborah R. at GHS shared this with me.
Oh how fun to hear from you Mr. Robinson!
What a small world it is huh? We were wondering where you were headed or returning from. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
~ Amy J
I just love that ornament shot. Oh I want it!
I just read this about Christmas cards… its a great thing to do with them!
I’ve probably looked at this 20 times since you posted it; I’m in love with the first photo of the ornament. Thanks for the Christmas wishes and right back at you. I’m so glad we “met” this year, thanks to WYFF4.
Santa in car was too funny! Ornament pic is wonderful!
I don’t send Christmas cards and haven’t for the past seven years, ever since I lost a baby half way thru the pregnancy. My heart hurt too much to go through the process and I’ve never started back.
I don’t send out Christmas cards either. I know that 99.9% who receive them also trash them immediately after Christmas. I prefer phone calls or a quick, personal email.